Forgive our Sins as We Forgive

I’ve been hearing confessions, now, for over fifty years, and I have noticed that there is one sin that comes up more than any...

Peter Damian’s Book of Gomorrah

St. Peter Damian (1007-1073) was a Benedictine monk and Cardinal Bishop whose principle legacy relevant to our time is his slim volume titled The...

The Iranian Revolution … 40 years later

“What did I do to them?” Shah Reza Pahlavi, 1979 Throughout the world, February 11 of this year may have seemed like any other day. It...

G.K. Chesterton as Catholic Apologist

G.K. Chesterton is known as the most often quoted of any writer . . . and the least often read. It’s easy to see...

Wherefore art thou, Modesty?

It may seem a bit odd to speak of modesty when the weather outside is frightful—at least roundabout where I live in rural Ontario. But...

Pro-Life… Is It Working?

For the Pro-Life movement, it was a perfect storm of related events causing many of its supporters to wonder why the movement itself appears...

Return From Exile

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah are two of the lesser-known books of the Bible, but they are actually very important to understanding God’s...

Venezuela, Socialism & the Popes

Venezuela is in freefall. Food and medicine shortages, power cuts and hyperinflation are driving millions of Venezuelans out of the country, creating a new...

Joseph Priestley on Jesus and Socrates Compared

Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) was an English theologian, philosopher, and scientist who is credited with the discovery of oxygen and the invention of carbonated water....

Post Epiphany

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas Season and the beginning of Ordinary Time. It is a...